Film: The Strange World of Oscar Voters

We’ve picked apart the Oscar-nominated films at length. So, this week in our Friday film segment, we dissect the Oscars themselves. Turns out, the films that get the most votes for Best Picture don’t necessarily win. Also, how does one become an Academy voter in the first place? The big show is this Sunday, and the decisions that lead up to it can sometimes be mystifying. We break it down.



  • Kyle Buchanan - pop culture writer for the New York Times, author of “Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road” - @kylebuchanan